July 06–It’s 19 feet tall, wears a giant diaper and is as fully inflated as its subject’s ego.
The Baby Trump balloon will be floating from a tethered spot in London on July 13, an appearance timed to President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom and a simultaneous “Stop Trump” protest in the city.
The angry orange balloon has gotten the approval to go aloft from London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, and has drawn about 23,000 pounds (or roughly $30,000) in donations to a crowdfunding site.
But is it the best Trump parody ever? The competition is fierce these days as a divided America continues to exercise its First Amendment right to mock the leader in the White House. (Kids, ask your grandparents about Vaughn Meader’s best-selling JFK-themed album, “The First Family.”)
Baby Trump is an image that can’t be unseen. Yet it’s competing against these five indelible parodies, presented here in reverse order — and all sporting fierce yellow combovers.
5.”Our Cartoon President” on Showtime. From CBS “Late Night” host Stephen Colbert, who’s executive producer, this animated series is described as a workplace comedy, albeit one set in a dysfunction Oval Office. The comedy is less scathing than Colbert’s nightly monologues, but the laughs are relatively yuuuuuuge.
4. Chicken Trump balloon. Back in August 2017, this fowl statement on the president made waves when it was displayed in Washington D.C., on the Ellipse, not far from the Washington Monument. The balloon’s owner, documentary filmmaker Taran Singh, said that Trump was a “weak and ineffective leader.” And, yes, he had the OK of the National Park Service. What a country!
3.”The President Show” on Comedy Central. “I’m the president. Can you believe it?” Creator and comedian Anthony Atamanuik is eerily spot-on with the Trump impersonation that has made him Comedy Central’s go-to guy for series and specials. In April, his “telethon” for projects that Congress won’t fund, such as the border wall with Mexico, featured Kathy Griffin as Kellyanne Conway and Griffin Dunne as special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
2. Papier-mache Trump heads. Much like the Big Head Corps that represents Tom Selleck, Diana Ross and Gilda Radner and other hometown heroes at Detroit’s annual Thanksgiving parade, huge papier-mache Trump heads have become a staple at rallies opposing his administration’s policies. Even protesters, however, love to have their pictures taken with the wearers.
1. Alec Baldwin’s Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Dana Carvey forever will be George H.W. Bush to fans, just as Will Ferrell is indelibly 41’s son, Dubya. Thus Baldwin can expect to be associated always with Trump, even though his impersonation is more cartoonish than “Our Cartoon President.” The best “SNL” Trump cold opens? Any with Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions.
This article provided by NewsEdge.